Webinar Recordings

Our monthly Conscience Matters webinar series brings together members, Coalition staff, and special guests to probe pressing issues facing Sites of Conscience today and showcase innovative and effective strategies to help members energize their audiences and play a leading role in our global movement for memory.

Our Webinar Short series are 30- to 45-minute interactive sessions devoted to core elements of Sites of Conscience methodology, member profiles, and tools to support self-care and creativity.

For upcoming webinars, please visit our Events page.

Thu | November 17 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Women, Violence and Reconciliation

This Conscience Matters webinar will build on the work that the Coalition is undertaking in building more inclusive historical narratives and on the Coalition’s Women of Conscience (WoC) initiative. This event has been postponed. A new date is forthcoming; please check back here soon for more information.

Thu | November 10 | 2022 | 9:30 am

Transitional Justice and Atrocity Prevention

This roundtable will highlight the nexus between transitional justice and atrocity prevention by focusing on the role of psychosocial support, and documentation and archives in upstream prevention and the need for gender justice in larger prevention efforts. This event has been postponed. A new date is forthcoming; please check back here soon for more information.

Thu | September 29 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Labor and Sites of Conscience

Workers’ rights are human rights the world over. Join the Coalition’s Braden Paynter as he speaks with members about connecting the history of labor to contemporary issues of workers’ rights. View the resource here.

Thu | July 21 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Public Historians and the Climate Crisis

In this Conscience Matters webinar, join Braden Paynter, Director of Methodology and Practice, as he speaks to Sites of Conscience members about environmental justice in the context of history and the present. View the resource here.

Thu | May 26 | 2022 | 10:00 am

We Are Present

In this session, we virtually launched “We Are Present: Women’s Histories of Conflict, Courage, and Survival,” our latest virtual publication. View the resource here.

Thu | April 21 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Reporting for Change: Engaging Media Outlets to Support Transitional Justice

In this Conscience Matters webinar, learn strategies for navigating security concerns and press restrictions to support transitional justice. View the resource here.

Thu | March 24 | 2022 | 10:00 am

History vs. Hunger: Supporting Economic Empowerment Through Memory Work

Join Coalition staff and members as they discuss ways to support economic empowerment and sustainability through memory work. View the resource here.

Wed | February 23 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Burnout: Strategies to Avoid – Webinar Short

Learn the definition and many signs of burnout as well as ways to help prevent it from happening. View the resource here.

Thu | February 17 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Strengthening Museums to Foster Resilience

In this Conscience Matters webinar, hear from North American members who participated in the Coalition’s 18-month, IMLS-funded project on supporting museums and historic sites to build social resilience in their communities after Covid-19. View the resource here.

Fri | January 21 | 2022 | 10:00 am

Centering Indigenous Experiences

Listen and learn as facilitators and artists discuss their experience with the Coalition’s recently concluded In Dialogue: A Community-Centered Public Art Project Reflecting Tulsa’s Inter-tribal Identity in Mvskoke Territory, which aimed to help the city reimagine new artistic representations of its diverse Native community. View the resource here.

Tue | January 11 | 2022 | 12:00 am

New Member Webinar

In this Conscience Matters webinar, join Coalition staff as they welcome new members from across the globe and discuss the benefits of membership. This webinar is also beneficial for those considering joining the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. View the resource here.

Thu | December 16 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Racism, Ethnicity, and Xenophobia

Learn about the renewed Global Responsibility to Protect and ways that communities can take action against discrimination. View the resource here.

Fri | December 10 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Global Action: Virtual Advocacy in Support of Women, Girls, and the LGBTQIA+ Community

In this webinar, hear from the recipients of the Coalition’s third and final Community Engagement Grant initiative: “Virtual Advocacy In Support of Women, Girls, & the LGBTQIA+ Community.” View the resource here.

Wed | December 1 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Reaching People Outside of Digital Spaces – Webinar Short

Learn strategies for ensuring that all members of a community are included in Sites of Conscience programming. View the resource here.

Tue | November 30 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Global Action: Inter-Religious Understanding Through Graphic Arts

Hear from the seven recipients of the Coalition’s second Community Engagement Grant initiative: “Inter-Religious Understanding Through Graphic Arts.” View the resource here.

Thu | November 18 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Language and Terms

Learn the ways you can avoid and confront problematic language in terms in museum collections and archives. View the resource here.

Thu | November 4 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Navigating Visitor Comments Effectively – Webinar Short

Learn strategies for avoiding careless commentary and effectively engaging with it when it does occur. View the resource here.

Thu | October 21 | 2021 | 10:00 am

The Role of CSOs and Non-State Actions in Contributing Toward Reparations

Learn how CSOs and other non-state actors can foster understanding and action around reparations in post-conflict societies. View the resource here.

Wed | October 13 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: National Human Rights Museum

Learn about the National Human Rights Museum in Taiwan and its programming and exhibitions. View the resource here.

Tue | October 12 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Global Action: Racism Past to Present Through a New Lens

In this webinar, hear from the six Community Engagement Grant awardees as they share their projects. This is part one of a series of Coalition sponsored global action grants. View the resource here.

Wed | October 6 | 2021 | 10:00 am

When to Engage and Disengage from Harmful Behavior – Webinar Short

Learn strategies facilitators, activists, and thought leaders can use to deepen conversations at your site or organization. View the resource here.

Thu | September 23 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Transitional Justice and Religious Leaders

Learn the ways to engage religious leaders in support of truth-telling, justice, and healing processes. View the resource here.

Wed | September 8 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Land Acknowledgements – Webinar Short

Learn strategies for meaningfully incorporating land acknowledgements into work and life. View the resource here.

Wed | August 25 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Challenging Bias Against Women and the LGBTQIA+ Community – Webinar Short

Hear from Global Networks Program Director, Silvia Fernandez, as she previews the Coalition’s third and final global workshop of 2021. View the resource here.

Thu | August 19 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Art and Healing and Sites of Conscience

Hear from panelists to learn how body mapping and other art forms have fostered healing around the globe. View the resource here.

Wed | August 4 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Exploring Digital Dialogues – Webinar Short

Hear from Braden Paynter, Director of Methodology, as he shares strategies for engaging staff and visitors in dialogue in digital spaces. View the resource here.

Wed | July 28 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project

Ana Edwards, Chair of Sacred Ground, discusses the Project’s mission to expand community understanding of its public history resources. View the resource here.

Thu | July 22 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Rewriting History: Lessons from Eurasia

In this webinar, hear from Sites of Conscience members from Eurasia about Soviet legacies, truth, nationalism, and more. View the resource here.

Mon | July 12 | 2021 | 12:00 am

Embracing Religious Diversity – Webinar Short

This Webinar Short will preview the second global workshop of the Coalition’s 2021 Global Summit. View the resource here.

Thu | June 17 | 2021 | 10:00 am

LGBTQIA+ and Transitional Justice

Panelists discuss the historical roots of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ populations. View the resource here.

Thu | May 20 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sites of Conscience

Hear from Sites of Conscience as they share ways that intangible cultural heritage can strengthen communities. View the resource here.

Wed | May 12 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Reckoning with Racism – Webinar Short

This Webinar Short will preview the first global workshop of the Coalition’s 2021 Global Summit. View the resource here.

Wed | April 28 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Overcoming Organizational Fears of Failure – Webinar Short

In this session, you’ll learn specific strategies on ways to help organizational teams manage challenging situations. View the resource here.

Wed | April 21 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: The Human Rights Center for Memory and Archives

Learn about the Human Rights Center for Memory and Archives’ efforts to defend human rights in Morocco. View the resource here.

Thu | April 15 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Last in Line: Racism and the History of Public Health

Using examples from past and present, panelists discuss the history between public health and discrimination. View the resource here.

Thu | March 25 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Front and Center: Women, Grassroots Atrocity Prevention, and Justice Initiatives

Panelists will examine their work and how peace processes can address gendered components of conflict. View the resource here.

Wed | March 24 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: Single Mothers Association of Kenya

Guests discuss how community-based initiatives can empower disadvantaged youth and foster brighter futures. View resource here.

Wed | March 24 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Considering Dialogue

Presenters consider dialogue used by Sites of Conscience to examine what is necessary for dialogue to be effective. View the resource here.

Tue | March 16 | 2021 | 10:00 am

What Is a Site of Conscience?

Using examples from members, presenters will show how Sites of Conscience use histories to spark action. View the resource here.

Fri | March 12 | 2021 | 10:00 am

TikTok, Trolls, and Sites of Conscience – Webinar Short

Linda Norris, Senior Specialist in Methodology and Practice, offers tips for responding to hostile online commentary. View the resource here.

Thu | February 25 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Revamping Your Exhibit

In this webinar, learn simple strategies to update your exhibitions and engage your community in the process. View the resource here.

Wed | February 10 | 2021 | 12:00 am

Bridging Partisanship – Webinar Short

This session will briefly share frameworks for analyzing how museums and historic sites can navigate partisan divides. View the resource here.

Wed | January 27 | 2021 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: Maidan Museum

Join us as we welcome the Maidan Museum to discuss institutional challenges and developments in Ukraine. View the resource here.

Thu | January 21 | 2021 | 12:00 am

Redefining the Museum

ICOM has sought to refine its definition of a museum. Join the Coalition in identifying key words and themes that will be shared with ICOM. View the resource here.

Wed | December 16 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Rethinking Migration Museums Around the World

Migration Museums in Australia, Italy and France discuss the process of rethinking exhibitions to reflect current issues around migration. View the resource here.

Thu | November 12 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Justice Now: What Would a Truth Commission Look Like in America?

Presented in collaboration with GIJTR, this session considered what an effective truth and justice commission might look like in the United States. View the resource here.

Wed | October 28 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Vote! – Webinar Short

This session discussed how museums can support ongoing voting in their communities and how they can support a fair tallying of votes. View the resource here.

Wed | October 14 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Democracy on the Brink – Webinar Short

This webinar will look at how museums can help grow democracies and give participants a chance to share challenges and opportunities. View the resource here.

Thu | October 8 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Mourning at a Distance: Grief and Memorialization During Covid-19

Sites of Conscience, offering strategies and examples of effective memorials and memory initiatives that honor loss in times of crisis. View the resource here.

Wed | September 30 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Storytelling and the Bedchel Test – Webinar Short

Applying the Bedchel Test to sites our storytelling gives us a powerful tool to build programming that helps us challenge systems of power. View the resource here.

Thu | September 24 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Decolonizing the Future: Education, Resilience and Challenging Myths

Educators from First Nations share experiences and strategies for supporting communities affected by oppression, with a focus on education. View the resource here.

Wed | September 16 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: Whitney Plantation

Ashley Rogers, Executive Director of the Whitney Plantation, talks about the museum’s history, activities, and challenges posed by Covid-19. View the resource here.

Wed | September 9 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Dealing with Difficult People – Webinar Short

In this webinar, Linda Norris, Coalition’s Director of Global Network, shares some concrete tools to help you connect with visitors. View the resource here.

Thu | September 3 | 2020 | 10:00 am

The Welcome Brigade: Self-Care for Front-Line Workers at Museums

This session shares experiences, techniques, and strategies from Sites of Conscience to support front-line workers during this “new normal.” View the resource here.

Thu | August 27 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Say What? Navigating Harmful Visitor Responses

This webinar explores a variety of tools to draw on when comments from visitors or other stakeholders are harmful or elevate tensions. View the resource here.

Wed | August 26 | 2020 | 10:00 am

What Next? Perspectives on the Future of Divisive Monuments

Historians, activists and museum practitioners discuss ways how to transform divisive objects/spaces into ones that support racial equity. View the resource here.

Wed | August 19 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: Casa Memoria José Domingo Cañas

Casa Memoria José Domingo Cañas comparte acerca de su ardua labor para la protección de derechos humanos en Chile. Vea el recurso aquí.

Wed | August 12 | 2020 | 10:00 am

How We Spend Matters – Webinar Short

Explore tools to support Black creators, identify systemic barriers to business participation, and play a role in addressing access challenges. View the resource here.

Wed | August 5 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Finding Joy – Webinar Short

This session explores how organizations can incorporate the importance of joy into their methodologies with both visitors and staff. View the resource here.

Thu | July 30 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Real Fake News: On Democracy and Media in Crisis

Sites of Conscience from Syria, Turkey, and special guest from Germany talk about their efforts to monitor and offset destructive media outlets. View the resource here.

Wed | July 29 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Facilitar los diálogos virtuales – Webinar Short

Estrategias de diálogo en espacios digitales a medida que se exploran nuevas plataformas para fomentar el cuidado y la comprensión. Vea el recurso aquí.

Wed | July 22 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Using Constraints to Boost Your Creativity – Webinar Short

Understand how approaching limits as creative constraints can lead to surprising, innovative solutions to the challenges facing us today. View the resource here.

Thu | July 16 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Stolen Childhoods: How to Help Youth Move from Painful Pasts to Promising Futures

Sites of Conscience from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Rwanda discuss how to amplify children’s stories to support healing and action. View the resource here.

Wed | July 15 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center & Cemetery

Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center & Cemetery talks about their work preserving and honoring the stories of the Srebrenica Genocide. View the resource here.

Wed | July 8 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Reopening Society – Webinar Short

Coalition staff and members share experiences re-opening Sites of Conscience amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. View the resource here.

Wed | July 1 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Anniversaries – Are They Worth It? – Webinar Short

Director of Methodology and Practice Braden Paynter examines the complicated role of historic anniversaries in advocacy efforts. View the resource here.

Fri | June 26 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Whose Hero? New Perspectives on Monuments in Public Spaces (Workshop)

A four-hour workshop that supports participants in reimagining or creating new monuments from indigenous and feminist angles. View the resource here.

Wed | June 24 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Music Club: Listening to Pieces Recommended by Members – Webinar Short

Three Sites of Conscience share music pieces that have had a transformative effect on issues past and present at their organizations. View the resource here.

Wed | June 24 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Whose Hero? New Perspectives on Monuments in Public Landscapes

Four women artists and activists explore landscapes and monuments through indigenous and feminist perspectives. View the resource here.

Thu | June 18 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Covid-19, Transitional Justice, and Atrocity Prevention

Guests discuss the effect Covid-19 is having on transitional justice and atrocity prevention efforts around the globe. Co-hosted with GAAMAC. View the resource here.

Wed | June 17 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Activism and Advocacy During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Practitioners and advocates discuss grassroots organizing strategies and virtual opportunities for protesting under duress. View the resource here.

Wed | June 10 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Definitions of Justice – Webinar Short

Coalition staff and participants converse about different definitions of justice and how each can inform Sites of Conscience. View the resource here.

Fri | June 5 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Weddings at Former Plantations? Determining Event and Visitor Behavior Policies at Historic Sites

Members from the US and Germany compare their experiences hosting private events at historic sites that remember traumatic events. View the resource here.

Tue | June 4 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Exiled: Migration and Refugee Communities During Covid-19

Coalition members from Asia and the Middle East analyze the relationship between migration and public health, past and present. View the resource here.

Wed | June 3 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Member Spotlight: The Partition Museum

Staff from the Partition Museum, a Coalition member in India, discusses its oral histories, personal artifacts, and response to Covid-19. View the resource here.

Wed | May 27 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Understanding Crisis Through a Transitional Justice Lens – Webinar Short

Senior Director of the Coalition’s GIJTR Ereshnee Naidu explains how Sites of Conscience might engage transitional justice in their work. View the resource here.

Thu | May 21 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Women and Covid-19

Partners and members discuss the particular hurdles women face during the pandemic and suggest strategies for offering them support. View the resource here.

Wed | May 20 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Memorializing Covid-19 – Webinar Short

Examples of effective memory initiatives from Sites of Conscience across the globe inspire thoughts on Covid-19 and memorialization. View the resource here.

Wed | May 13 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Create Your Own Media: Communications Strategies for Challenging Times

Communications Director Ashley Nelson showcases media tools for an array of platforms to assist members in advocacy and promotion. View the resource here.

Wed | May 13 | 2020 | 11:00 am

Perspectives from Around the World – Webinar Short

The Coalition’s Regional Managers summarize emerging themes related to Covid-19 from members around the world. View the resource here.

Mon | May 11 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Self-Care, Sites of Conscience, and Covid-19

Celeste Matross from the Centre for Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa discusses self-care and guides participants in a meditation exercise. View the resource here.

Wed | May 6 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Building a More Just and Humane “New Normal” – Webinar Short

Sites of Conscience explore how crises like pandemics can lead to expansions or constrictions of civil and human rights. View the resource here.

Wed | April 29 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Digital Dialogue – Webinar Short

Director of Methodology and Practice Braden Paynter offers strategies for engaging staff and visitors in dialogue in digital spaces. View the resource here.

Thu | April 23 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Covid-19 and Vulnerable Groups

Members from Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina share strategies for helping vulnerable communities during challenging times. View the resource here.

Wed | April 15 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Facilitated Dialogue on Covid-19

Braden Paynter, Director of Methodology and Practice, facilitates a dialogue on the challenges Covid-19 poses to members. View the resource here.

Thu | April 9 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Finding Support: Cultural Programming in Challenging Times

Director of Development Sara Murphy shares resources and strategies for funding, grant proposals and reporting in challenging times. View the resource here.

Wed | March 18 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Countering Exclusion: Activating Women’s Stories

Sites of Conscience from Australia and Nepal explore how art can be used to incorporate women’s stories into official narratives. View the resource here.

Wed | January 22 | 2020 | 10:00 am

Facilitación Diálogos dinámicos

Involucrar al público en conversaciones difíciles y controvertidas no es fácil, pero a menudo necesario. Encuentra como hacerlo en esta sesión. Vea el recurso aquí.

Tue | November 19 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Evaluating Programs

Coalition staff and members showcase a variety of evaluation methods focused on creating impactful cultural programs. View the resource here.

Thu | October 10 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Rethinking Columbus: On Symbolic Reparations and Indigenous Histories

Members from the Americas examine how symbolic reparations can foster healing related to indigenous and colonial histories. View the resource here.

Thu | September 19 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Tactics for Responding to Partisan and Repressive Administrations

Sites of Conscience offer solutions for when their organizational missions are threatened by political agendas or repressive administrations. View the resource here.

Wed | August 28 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Listening to Women: Collecting Stories After War

Coalition Board, staff and members discuss challenges women face in sharing their stories and suggest strategies for overcoming them. View the resource here.

Thu | July 18 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Engaging Exhibit Labels

Senior Specialist of Methodology and Practice Linda Norris introduces practical exercises to help Sites of Conscience craft powerful labels for their exhibitions. View the resource here.

Wed | May 29 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Women in War: Stopping Sexual Violence in Conflict


Staff and guests discuss how to strengthen justice and accountability around sexual violence against women. Co-hosted with GAAMAC. View the resource here.

Thu | May 16 | 2019 | 12:00 am

Collecting the Now

Sites of Conscience examine different types of contemporary collecting around civil rights, activism and truth and reconciliation efforts. View the resource here.

Thu | April 18 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Hosting Dynamic Dialogues

Methodology and Practice Director Braden Paynter shares tools to navigate difficult histories through dialogue-based programming. View the webinar here.

Thu | March 14 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Trauma to Transformation, Incarceration to Activism

Sites of Conscience share strategies for foregrounding women’s experiences of trauma, imprisonment, activism and healing. View the resource here.

Fri | February 15 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Wikipedia 101 en Español

Human Rights Wiki Project discute el movimiento por el conocimiento libre y las estrategias para crear atractivas entradas de Wikipedia. Vea el recurso aquí.

Thu | February 14 | 2019 | 10:00 am

Wikipedia 101

Human Rights Wiki Project discusses the movement for free knowledge and strategies for creating engaging Wikipedia entries. View the resource here.